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Field Notes Blog

research. methodology. process.

November 21, 2018

“Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future,

rather than just waiting for it”

– Augusto Boal

For Edy, Dar, Fen, and Gully in part 2 of This Sinking Island, it is perhaps already too lat...

We are proud that our creative process for This Sinking Island embodied the values of being low-impact with a small carbon footprint. At every step of the way, we challenged ourselves to create the visual world of the show from as many reused and repurposed materials a...

Hello everyone!

We are just two weeks away from the premiere of This Sinking Island at University Settlement! We have created this show to be Family Inclusive so we thought we'd take a few minutes to answer some important questions about the show and logistical concerns...

If you are following this blog you will remember my last post about advocacy. I started there because I feel advocacy is the most important thing in service of the profession of dramaturgy. You will see that theme come up again as I see advocacy running through everyth...

April 22, 2017

Here's a roughly accurate version of a conversation I had last night:  

FRIEND: So, what are you working on? Anything new?

ME: Yes! My company is in the early stages of devising a new play.  It's called This Sinking Island.

FRIEND: Cool.  What's it about?

ME: Sea leve...

Last week, we conducted an experiment: we brought four kids under the age of 5 into the rehearsal room for a 4 hour rehearsal.  

Would it be possible to work as both artists and parents? Would allowing children into the room make it easier for the parent artists? For th...

March 16, 2017

On Sunday, March 12, we broke ground on our newest play, This Sinking Island.  This play expands our current body of investigative devised work to include thrilling live theatre for young audiences. We want the work to speak to family audiences as well as challenge our...

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